John's Clams Casino

Lauren Conforti

By
@Hutt5asl

My husband made this recipe. After not finding just what he wanted on the internet, he combined several to make his own.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4-6

Ingredients

1/2 c
bacon, diced fine
1 1/2 Tbsp
white wine, dry
1/4 c
red bell pepper, diced fine
2 Tbsp
shallots, minced
1 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 c
bread crumbs, dry
1 Tbsp
parmesan cheese
1 tsp
parsley
1/4 tsp
pepper
12
clams, cherrystone
lemon wedges (optional)
clam juice

Step-By-Step

1Partially steam clams just to get them to open (about 2 mins). Carefully shuck clams (remove top shell)
2Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.
3Add bacon to pan, cooking until bacon begins to brown, stirring occasionally.
4Add wine. Cook until liquid evaporates (about 30 seconds), scraping to loosen browned bits.
5Add bell pepper, shallots & garlic to pan. Cook 4 mins or until tender. Place mixture in a medium bowl.
6Add breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley & black pepper to bacon mixture. Stir until blended.
7Cover a baking sheet with foil.
8Take a very sharp knife and make 2 small slits across each clam. Drizzle with a little clam juice to keep them from drying out.
9Place each clam in shell on the foil.

** TIP: To keep them from moving & tipping, simply take a small bowl of sea salt and add a tiny bit of water to just moisten the salt & make it clumpy. Place a small mound on the foil & place a shell on the salt mound. It will stay put better.
10Top each clam with an equal amount of the bacon mixture.
11Broil until tops are browned and clams are done. Serve with lemon wedges if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Parmesan, #shell, #half